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Headlines for the Week of November 7, 2016

Chicago-Kent Law Review

November 10: Dignity Takings | Dignity Restoration Symposium 

Much of the existing legal literature on the unconsented taking of property focuses on constitutional takings. In her book, We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program (Oxford University Press 2014), Chicago-Kent Professor Bernadette Atuahene expands the takings literature by introducing two new concepts: dignity takings and dignity restoration. A dignity taking is when the deprivation of property occurs in tandem with dehumanization or infantilization. The concept of dignity restoration provides a lexicon to discuss the remedies necessary when there has been a dignity taking and, more importantly, a space to re-imagine the purpose and potential of these remedies. In this Chicago-Kent symposium, over 20 scholars will empirically examine the concepts of dignity takings and dignity restoration.

Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Chicago-Kent Auditorium

The symposium is free, and lunch is provided for attendees with advance registration. Please RSVP at

A live video stream will be available for people who are unable to attend in person:

Intellectual Property Law Society

November 9: Panel discussion: "Marijuana and IP Law"

This panel will be directed to the interplay between the growing marijuana industry and IP law; specifically, this panel will discuss the legal and ethical issues that may arise in both trademark and patent law.

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago-Kent Auditorium

November 15: Lunch Talk on Job Applications

The executive board will give you useful advice on how to write a resume, cover letter, email, etc. Feel free to bring your resume to the event for a peer review.

Location: Room 305
Time: Noon

November 17: IPLS Social at Dugan's

IPLS will be hosting a social at Dugan's (128 S. Halsted St.) on November 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The drink deal will be $20 for 2 hours' worth of drinks.

Kent Justice Foundation

November 26: Fourth Annual Whitney Young Coat Drive and Alumni Basketball Game

The alumni of Whitney Young will be hosting their Fourth Annual Whitney Young Coat Drive and Alumni Basketball Game on Saturday November 26, from noon to 4 p.m. The inaugural event was held in 2013 and was launched by Whitney alums Chiquira Showers ‘05 and Jelani Floyd ‘06. Floyd, a current third year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, hosts the event through his non profit organization, The Atypical Sports & Learning Foundation. The Atypical Sports & Learning Foundation’s mission is to expose youth to atypical sports as a means to further academic achievement.

Each year the coat drive event has grown tremendously and has increased exposure for the initiatives of Floyd’s foundation. Last year’s event featured an alumni basketball matchup between alums of Chicago Public League powerhouse boy’s basketball programs from Whitney Young and Simeon. The event exceeded expectations, and over 800 coats were donated at the drive.

The coat drive’s mission is to help those less fortunate brace for another brutal Chicago winter by urging our guests to bring *new or slightly used* winter coats to donate, while reconnecting with the community, friends, and family over a competitive game of basketball featuring alums from the most prestigious high school basketball program in Chicago. Last year’s alumni basketball game featured numerous former NCAA Division One basketball players, including former Mr. Basketball, Calvin Brock.

Additionally, the coat drive has a lofty goal this year, as Showers and Floyd would like to take things a step further and purchase new winter coats for an entire first-grade classroom at Howe Elementary on Chicago’s Westside.

Please spread the word, come out, and support a great cause and event. Everyone is welcome! All students are welcome!!! This coat drive was established to help those in need as well as to unite the Chicago Public School and Whitney Young network.

Your financial support is needed and greatly appreciated to help us purchase new coats for those most in need. You may donate now at

We need everyone to come out and support as we strive to bring positive energy to our community and beyond.

For more information on the coat drive please visit

Thanks so much for your support.

Chicagoans till Chicago ends.

The Atypical Sports & Learning Foundation is a
501 (c)(3) non-profit tax exempt organization, therefore donations towards our organization are tax deductible.

Phi Alpha Delta

November 7: PAD Fall Blood Drive at Chicago-Kent

Phi Alpha Delta has joined with the Red Cross for a blood drive at Chicago-Kent College of Law on Monday, November 7.  Appointments are available from noon to 5 p.m.  If you would like to sign up, please visit, and use the sponsor code "Kent Law."  Walk-ins are also welcome on the date of the blood drive.  If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Cronin at

Sports and Entertainment Law Society

November 17: Second annual SELS Lip Sync Battle and PAD Cider Tasting

Tickets are sold in the SPAK from November 7 to 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Early Bird tickets: $15
Lip Sync Participants and PAD Members: $10
At the Door on the Day of Event: $20
At the Door on the Day of Event (PAD members): $15

Time: 5 to 9:15 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

Part of Proceeds go to Project, Projects Chicago, bringing the arts to underprivileged children in the city through after school programs and mentorships.

Last year: $500 was donated to Bright Pink non-for-profit group.
Please direct questions to

Student Election Initiative

Interested in volunteering on Election Day?

Head over to for all the details!"

Trial Advocacy Team

November 15: Trial Team Open House

Please join us on November 15 for a trial advocacy open house in the front lobby from 6 to 8 p.m. (see flier). Meet 1L and 2L students interested in trying out for the trial team. Enjoy pizza and beer and help recruit future advocates!

RSVP and add your name to the Google doc as you would like it to appear on your name tag. Please include the year you graduated or expect to graduate.


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